Typical Live High School Regional Competition Schedule

A Schmidt Vocal Competition High School Regional is an all-day event. Below is a typical schedule for the day, however each competition varies in schedule based on the number of applicants.

Time Event
8:15am Registration Begins
9:00am Welcome / Announcements
9:10am First Round Competition (Audition times are assigned by travel time and date your application was received)
12:45pm Lunch Break (on your own)
2:00pm Master Class (Three singers are chosen from the first round)
3:15pm Announcement of Finalists
3:30pm Final Round Begins
4:15pm Adjudicator Deliberation
Performances by former winners and students of the host university
5:00pm Awards Ceremony, Distribution of Comments, and Consultations with Adjudicators

Competition activities will be completed by 6:00pm.

Singers must be present at the awards ceremony to be eligible for cash awards and scholarships.

Master Classes with Renowned Singers and Teachers

As part of the high school regional competitions, our young artists have the opportunity to participate in or observe master classes with our distinguished panel of world-renowned singers and educators. Master clinicians will demonstrate ways to improve performance practice, interpretation of song, and vocal technique. In addition, each competitor will receive written feedback from the adjudicators after the awards ceremony. **Adjudicators will be present for a time period following the competition to visit with the students and explain their comments. This is a great opportunity to meet and talk with these professional artists!

Typical Virtual High School Regional Competition Timeline

Date Event
3 weeks prior to event Application/Video Submission Deadlines
Day of event Class – Varied Topics (45 min)
Day of event Awards Ceremony – Live streamed on YouTube (30 minutes)
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*Singers must be present at the online class and awards ceremony to win awards